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Bob Evans is senior VP, communications, for Oracle Corp. He is a former InformationWeek editor.
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posted in November 2009

Veterans Day And Our Military

11/11/2009
Today on Veterans Day, we would all do well to remember, thank, and pray for the courageous and selfless men and women of the United States military who put themselves in harm's way so the rest of us don't have to.

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Microsoft Cloud Sales Exceed Expectations

11/11/2009
Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop says he's been pleasantly surprised that enterprise customers' demand for cloud-based versions of Exchange and Office have exceeded Microsoft's expectations.

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CIOs Flaunt Risk, Say CFOs

11/9/2009
A recent panel discussion called "CFO/CIO Straight Talk" revealed that some finance chiefs believe their IT leaders don't have a good grasp on risk management and are still too eager to pursue big-bang projects. Looking inward, those same CFOs say their own lack of imagination is also a problem.

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HP's Hurd, IBM's Palmisano Agree: Cloud Is Lousy Name

11/5/2009
Sure, Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd and IBM CEO Sam Palmisano spit nails at each other over most things, but on this they agree: while cloud computing has tremendous potential as a technological approach, the term itself is a lousy name. We're with you, guys, but please: whatever the new name is, no more three-letter acronyms, okay?

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Is Microsoft Bing Fake Search?

11/4/2009
Discussing Microsoft's new price cuts for cloud apps, my colleague Mary Hayes Weier reported Microsoft VP Ron Markezich said he's seen no evidence that Zoho or others offering "fake Office capabilities" can match Microsoft Office. Counterpunching, Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu asks if that means Bing is fake search"?

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IBM Taps SAP For Global Single-Instance Project

11/3/2009
IBM is consolidating its extensive global collection of individual SAP applications and versions into a single global instance that will deliver greater resilience and flexibility to IBM's operations in 170 countries around the world, revealed IBM CIO Pat Toole in an interview yesterday.

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